Category: Coffeeshops

In Holland ‘coffeeshops‘ are places where cannabis is legally sold and used.

Coffeeshops and Coffeehouses

Upon their return home from Amsterdam many tourists recount colorful stories of how they ‘accidentally’ visited a coffeeshop (just like they ‘innocently stumbled into’ the infamous Red Light District).

If you don’t want to make the same mistake – or conversely, if you do – pay attention.

Amsterdam against coffeeshops membership system that excludes tourists

Amsterdam Coffeeshops Amsterdam remains opposed to plans by the Dutch government to introduce a pass card/membership system for coffeeshops — establishments where customers can legally purchase and use marijuana and other soft drugs.

The Dutch wants coffeeshops to become private clubs accessible only to adult residents of the Netherlands. Members would be registered for a pass card system, and tourists would be banned.

Amsterdam does not want membership system for coffeeshops

Amsterdam coffeeshop The municipality of Amsterdam is against plans by the new Dutch government to introduce a pass card/membership system for coffeeshops.

The coalition agreement of the new Dutch cabinet says that coffeeshops should become private clubs accessible only to adult citizens of the Netherlands. Members would be registered for a pass card system, and tourists will be barred.